Fishing Mortality Rate
Rate your response to the following question, and your level of certainty, using the indicators below and the methods to the left.
What is the level of fishing pressure relative to levels estimated to achieve the abundance/biomass targets described in the previous section (Status of Marine Resource)?
Declining fish size
Have the fishing areas changed in recent years?
Have fishers had to go out farther, or have the areas where they find the fish moved?
Have the fish they’re catching gotten smaller on average, or are they fishing harder but catching the same number or fewer?
F <= Fmsy (or other proxy)
Fmsy < F < 125% Fmsy (or other proxy)
F > 125% Fmsy (or other proxy)
TRADITIONAL STOCK ASSESSMENT
Check with the management authority or scientific body for existing assessments